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what do I need???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by drn, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. drn

    drn New Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    OLD:221044 lnb on round dish, 57069 zip. dwd490re is toast.

    have hd account but this dish,reciever was at our cabin under additional reciever.

    looking at R22 to replace old reciever. with this LNB and dish can I get HD if I add BCC x2????

    should I look at an HD reciever with a new dish (suggestions)?

    any help ?
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    You can hook up the R22 to that dish, but will not get HD.
    To get HD you need a Slimline 3 or Slimline 5 with or without SWM. If you only have one coax to the dish, get the SWMLine LNB + Slimline + Power Inserter, as it only requires one coax. For an R22, with a legacy LNB you would need two coax and two BBC's to use both tuners with a non-SWM dish.
  3. drn

    drn New Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    I have 2 rg6 direct runs to the dish. but I would still need to change the dish to get HD?

    If I do that I will prob upgrade to a HD dvr
  4. TigersFanJJ

    TigersFanJJ Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    Yes, you will have to put up a different dish.
  5. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    An R22 will operate as an HD-DVR as long as you have HD access already on your account before activating it.

    It will show in the receiver settings as an "(R22 with HD)/XXX"
  6. drn

    drn New Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    is there any $ difference between adding a hd dvr or a sd dvr as long as I already have a HD account?
  7. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    Not monthly just the up front costs.
  8. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    Same monthly fee....

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